July 12, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I'd Die to Meet

This fabulous meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week's topic is authors we are dying to meet! I have way more than 10 since we almost never get authors coming to the Vancouver area. Come to Canada, YA authors! We are very nice here! :D

In no particular order...

1.) Meg Cabot. I really don't think I need to give an explanation for this.

2.) Suzanne Collins. Same here.

3.) J.K. Rowling. Ditto.

3.) Scott Westerfeld — love his Uglies series! And plus he just seems cool and he's one-half of a married writing couple, which is awesome. Would love to meet his wife Justine Larbalestier too!

4.) Gail Carson Levine — because I adore Ella Enchanted to pieces.

5.) Jean Little — when I was a kid I *loved* From Anna, it was my absolute favourite book for a long time.

6.) Tamora Pierce — her Song of the Lioness series was the one that got me into YA fantasy. Before then, I was all about the realistic reads and didn't really see the point of fantasy. Now, I can't get enough of it. Thank you Tamora Pierce!

7.) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor — her Alice series were some of my favourites back in the teenage years. I grew up along with Alice (although I'm now older than her, of course, since her aging was considerably slowed by the requirements of book production) and Naylor skilfully combines humor and heartfelt emotion.

8.) Patricia Wrede — I love her Enchanted Forest Chronicles as well as Sorcery & Cecelia. Her books are so much fun!

9.) Jaclyn Moriarty — if she's half as funny in real life as her characters are, I'm sure I would be splitting my sides laughing after two minutes of conversation with her.

10.) Jane Austen — well, I'd kinda *have* to die to meet her. But it would be so worth it if I got her autograph :D

There are plenty more but those are the ten I narrowed it down to!


  1. Great list! Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling, and Jane Austen are on my list too.

  2. I love the pun with actually having to die to meet Jane Austen! Now that would be amazing. Is it really bad that I've only read 2 authors off this list? They must be really good if they're on your list. A lot of authors I enjoy live in US/Canada so I don't have much chance of meeting them. I have been lucky enough to meet some of my favourite authors though :)

  3. In response to your comment - I almost forgot Shakespeare, too!

    Jaclyn Moriarty is a good choice I forgot about. Her writing is definitely amusing.

  4. Jane Austen is definitely on the top of my list. Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. :)


  5. I don't take part in this meme but I like reading the answers sometimes and this week's question is a great one! I've met your top two choices... (I was pretty nervous/excited about it too...) Hopefully, more authors will visit B.C. so you can attend their events! :)

  6. Most of the authors you'd love to meet are ones whose books I love as well. The only one I'm not familiar with is Jaclyn Moriarty so I'll have to check her out.

    Meg came to Toronto but I couldn't make it to her signing :( I hope she comes again.

  7. Many of my favorites on your list! Wrede, Naylor, Collins, Levine, Pierce, Little! Thanks for the list!


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